At Footpatrol we’ve always liked to put the products we sell to the test so when Salomon’s latest collections come around, its a great opportunity to head away from the concrete jungle. The last 18 months or so have brought a really appreciation for whats on our doorstep and the beautiful wilderness thats on offer. With the arrival of Salomon’s latest fall collection hitting the shelves at Footpatrol, some of the team ventured out into the vast openness of the Dartmoor National Park with the French outdoor performance brand on foot!
With a tight offering of Salomon available at Footpatrol, we took our latest range of Salomon FW XT-4, XT-6 and the brand new Raidwind with us to test on the vast, open landscape. This gave us an opportunity to see just how comfortable and adapting they can be to what’s thrown at them. This was very quickly tested from the beginning with a 5km walk across loose gravel to where we planned on pitching up our tent and calling home for the night. All three of the options hugged the ground underneath them with a sense of security whilst their TPU mesh upper offered both breathability and stability.
Situating ourselves next to Foggintor Quarry, the landscape quickly became rocky, challenging and slippery underfoot however, with all of them featuring a rugged outsole there wasn’t any moments of worry… after all, this is what Salomon are known for! After testing the product over the course of a couple of days, we felt we got a real glimpse into the possibilities of what this brand has to offer and their values.
Take a closer look below at TEAMFP’s journey below and make sure to check out our range of Salomon available online!
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